Some news hot off the press for ya'll on this Monday morning.
La Republica of Costa Rica is reporting the deal to bring Costa Rican defender Derrick Johnson to FC Dallas is done. They are saying it will be a 2 year deal with an option to buy. Johnson is just about to turn 22 and plays for Limon FC of Costa Rica. He was also a member of the Costa Rican 2009 U20 World Cup team that went to the semifinals.
Johnson sí se va. El defensor Derrick Johnson finalmente se irá a la Mayor League Soccer, donde militará con el FC Dallas a préstamo por las próximas dos temporadas.
Jesús Alvarado, vocero de Limón FC, indicó a Monumental que el equipo estadounidense contactó al jugador; este se va cedido pero con una opción de compra.
Looking ahead to Toronto on Wednesday, TFC will be debuting their two new DP "stars."
In the past few weeks, that staff has overhauled the TFC roster. They signed Designated Players Torsten Frings and Danny Koevermans on June 29, and this past week, the Reds shipped out striker Alan Gordon, midfielders Jacob Peterson and Tony Tchani, and defender Nana Attakora, in exchange for former San Jose attacker Ryan Johnson, former Vancouver midfielder Terry Dunfield, former Columbus defender Andy Iro and ex-Crew attacker Leandre Griffit.
The full All-Star roster will be revealed today, but please don't freak out when you don't see any FC Dallas players
Backe's game-day roster will comprise players who can actually play on July 27: That means no Seattle Sounders or FC Dallas players as they will be unavailable because of CONCACAF Champions League commitments. Also, injured players will not be considered for selection.
As I said to the players, I couldn’t ask any more out of them," Hyndman said in his postgame press conference. "They gave everything they had. Sometimes we measure people on wins and losses and today was a game I thought we got everything we could.
In talking to people on Saturday, it's amazing how the opinions on whether or not Dallas should bring back Kenny Cooper are split almost 50-50...Todd Date of 3rddegree takes a look at it...My head says no, my heart says yes.
For whatever reason, it looks like things just haven’t worked out for Kenny up in Portland. Maybe he and Spencer were never on the same page. Maybe the Timbers thought they were getting a different kind of player than what they actually saw on the field. Then again, maybe his goals and assists weren’t substantial enough, one can never tell. But like every player, Cooper is a prideful guy who will want to prove his time in Portland was nothing more than a mere aberration.